Hell Hath No Fury.

Wiiliam Congreve is the originator of the misquoted phrase “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned”.

The original goes like this:

Heav’n has no rage like love to hatred turn’d
Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorn’d.

But, I had my eyes opened today by a friend, to the fact that for a Christian Hell hath no fury – at all – full stop.

Through our faith in the death of Jesus Christ as the substitute for our own death, we no longer have to fear the fury of Hell. Christ died in our place to pay for the sins we have committed. Sins which amount to a certain death penalty with no hope for reprieve; the sin must be paid for – by someone.

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them. John 3:36

With our sins dealt with in Christ, we have heaven to look forward to and that forever.

Imagine that. Stretch a piece of string from one side of your room to another and imagine that it represents the first one million years of your eternal life. Life on earth will only be a millimetre of that string’s length.

I’m not a good person, and never will be. I’m just saved. There are many people I know who are better people than me in every way. But the Bible says that everyone of them has sinned, just as I have, no matter how much better than me they are as good people.

An everyone’s sin must be paid for with death. Everyone must die the second death to pay for sin, unless someone who is able to dies in their place.

The second death is Hell, which by the way is not fun, as our culture would have us believe. It will not be a place where you drink and party and have fun with your friends.

 He answered, “The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, and the good seed stands for the people of the kingdom. The weeds are the people of the evil one, and the enemy who sows them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the age, and the harvesters are angels.

“As the weeds are pulled up and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of the age. The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Whoever has ears, let them hear. Matthew 13:37-43

If you haven’t arranged for someone to pay for your sin through their own death, then you must pay for it with your own death.

Make arrangements now.

Accept the offer of Jesus Christ to die for your sins.

All you need to do is accept his offer:

  • Accept that you have sinned and need him to die in your place.
  • Make a conscious decision to stop living your life in a way which would introduce more sin into it. Turn away from sin and change your mind about how you will live from now on.
  • Ask Jesus to forgive you for the sins you’ve committed
  • Start to live the way he wants you to live as outlined in the Bible and keep talking to Jesus as you do
  • Done!

Hell hath no fury for you any longer!

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